Genesis Chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7. Adam and Eve had Cain, then Abel. Cain killed Abel and God cursed Cain and anyone who tried to kill Cain would suffer vengeance seven times over. Cain moved to the land of Nod. Cain and his wife had a child, naming him Enoch. Cain built a city and named it after Enoch. Several other people were born, wives entered the picture, to some men, more than one wife. I won’t go through all the names of who begat who. This is just the short and sweet version.
Adam and Eve had a third son, Seth. Eve said that this third son was given to her in place of Abel, the son that Cain killed, but how is a child replaceable? Adam also had many other sons and daughters after that.
Adam and many of the generations that followed lived hundreds of years, with Methuselah living the longest, at 969 years. Noah, at the age of 500, became father to Shem, Ham and Japheth.
I’m confused by the passage that reads, “…2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. ” What are the sons of God? Are they not man? Human man? And what about the daughters of humans? Are they not the daughters of God? This is perplexing as the majority of the Bible is completely confusing. The Nephilim were on the earth in those days and also afterward when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
What are the Nephilim? Wikipedia says The Nephilim // were the offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men” according to Genesis 6:4; and giants who inhabited Canaan according to Numbers 13:33. A similar biblical Hebrew word with different vowel-sounds is used in Ezekiel 32:27 to refer to dead Philistine warriors.
As for giants, bones have been found throughout the world showing proof that giants did once exist on the earth. Seek out the pictures for yourself. I have seen them. Let me know if you need the links.
So, God decided instead of humans living hundreds of years, he shortened our sentence to 120 years.
With the earth being corrupt and full of violence, God planned to destroy the earth and every living thing except Noah and his family, his sons and daughters-in-law and 2 of every living creature (1 male and 1 female) and every kind of food. Noah built the ark that God instructed, the creatures came, they all loaded up, God closed the door, the rains came for 40 days and 40 nights, destroying every living thing except those on the ark. The waters flooded the earth for 150 days.
Hallie says, “I want to live 900 years.” I don’t. I would be happy with 100 or 120 years but by then, I’ll be ready to go. It would be cool to witness your grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and to see how technology progresses, although with all the craziness, violence and poverty, I’m not sure that I want to be around for even 100 years.